James Andrew Andersen

7 September 1854–
Vindby, Vind, Ulfborg, Ringkøbing, Denmark

The Life Summary of James Andrew

When James Andrew Andersen was born on 7 September 1854, in Vindby, Vind, Ulfborg, Ringkøbing, Denmark, his father, Jens Andersen, was 24 and his mother, Karen Johanne Poulsdatter, was 23. He married Johanne Marie Hansdatter on 1 May 1875, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Ulfborg, Ulfborg, Ulfborg, Ringkøbing, Denmark in 1855 and Vind, Ulfborg, Ringkøbing, Denmark in 1860. He died in Mexico.

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Family Time Line

James Andrew Andersen
Johanne Marie Hansdatter
Marriage: 1 May 1875
Hannah Eliza Andersen
Margareth Annie Andersen
Andrew Fredrick Andersen
Hans Jacob Andersen
Louis Albert Andersen
Media Sophia Andersen
George Leslie Andersen
Levi James Andersen
Lulu Louise Andersen
Natolie Eveline Andersen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 May 1875Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Santa Anna resigns in August. Juárez Law ends fueros (privileges) enjoyed by military and clergy.
    1859 · Copenhagen Waterworks
    Age 5
    The Copenhagen Waterworks was the first waterworks in Denmark and served the community until 1951. It was one of the first buildings to be built outside Copenhagen's old city walls.
    Age 34
    Constitution changed to allow Díaz to succeed himself.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Niels, Lars, Nels, Per, Anders, Holger, Jorgen, Thor, Bjorn, Helmer, Alf.Norwegian, Danish, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Anders, a vernacular form of Andreas . Compare Anderson 1.Americanized form of Norwegian, North German, and very rare Danish patronymic Anderssen, a cognate of 1 above. Compare Andersson 2.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Story Highlight

    Short life sketch of James Andrew Andersen written by Wade L. Anderson (information taken from his wife’s life history, Johanne Marie Petersen)

    James Andrew Andersen was born on September 7, 1854, in Vindby, Denmark. His parents were Jens Andersen and Karen Joanne Poulsen. They were converts to the Church and came to America when James was …

    Sources (26)

    • Anders Jensen in household of Jens Andersen, "Denmark Census, 1860"
    • Andrew Andersen in entry for George Lesly Andersen and Estella Day, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Andrew Andersen in entry for Hannah Marie Andersen, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"

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